Aug 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
all of this, of course, is tomorrow. steve handelsman has been following the developments. he's on capitol hill now, and joined just live. steve, thank you for being there. first question, i guess. this thing going to pass tonight? >> reporter: it looks like it will pass, jim. but i'm smiling. you have to laugh in a way at the way politicians talk around the facts to what they want people to perceive the facts to be. you listen to that sound bite from john bain e you would think there was a requirement for a balanced budget amendment to pass in this like there was in two previous deals he authored and got through the house. there is not. you listen to democrats, a lot of them are upset at the depth of the spending cuts. a lot of them are upset that there are no tax hikes in this package. but many of them are happy, and we'll talk a bit more about why they're happy later, that they feel that there be tax hikes coming up because of this plan, but there are no tax hikes in this plan. so to circle back, jim, to your answer, the house rules committee sent out a rule to vote tonight. it'
Aug 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
end the week at 10,817. the nasdaq down 38 points, and the s&p down 17 points. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with some context on what's been going on with this roller coaster market. hey, steve. >> reporter: the markets are complicated. if it were easy to figure out what was going on, everybody would be rich investing in them. it's complicated. some of the factors that analysts were talking about today are the european debt crisis. a lot of europeans worry that they'll be in worse trouble if the u.s. economy goes down. because they won't be able to sell here, and we won't be able to buy there. so there's that. there are a couple of dire new predictions. yesterday from morgan stanley, the warning that we're dangerously close to recession. that's a quote. and the warning today from jpmorgan chase, that its fourth quarter growth prediction at wrong at 2.5%. jpmorgan chase said the right number is probably going to be 1%, really close to 0%, which would be a recession. other experts warning today that even a month or two of moving below what the previous month had been, a mo
Aug 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> also ahead, apple ceo steve jobs has resigned now. his successor is facing the challenge of picking up where he left off. >>> and for the first time we have images that capture a black hole swallowing a star. those stories and a lot more coming up on news4 at 6:00. i'm anxious to see the full version of that. >> yeah. >> i haven't seen all those pictures. >> looks like science fiction. >> thanks dorene. >>> after the break, robyn gardner just hours before she disappeared in aruba. >> for all your news, follow news4 online. search nbc washington on facebook and twitter. >>> there are new developments tonight in the case of that maryland woman missing in aruba for three weeks now. >> investigators have a new picture of robyn gardner stand ago long side the prime suspect of her disappearance within hours of when she was reported missing. and as jeff rossen reports, we are learning more about that man's shaky past. >> reporter: this is our first close-up look at robyn gardner and gary giordano, together in aruba. in these images obtained exclusively by nbc news, the couple appea
Aug 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
these. now, we talked to morgan stanley broker steve fillia to try to figure out what's going on. and we asked him, are average investors feeling the pinch of those downgraded credit ratings? >> not yet. it was interesting. with the s&p downgrade of the u.s. credit, not much happened in this the credit markets today. i mean, there was actually buying of treasuries. and prices went up, yields went down. so we think eventually it will have some impact. not a huge impact. the truth is that the difference between a aaa and a aa-plus is statistically very minor. >> reporter: and fileio he uses the phrase, don't panic. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, jackie. >>> a developing story now in northwest d.c., where police say a woman was murdered just a few blocks from the white house. the discovery was made this morning at the old post office pavilion on pennsylvania avenue. derrick ward is there now with more on this story. derrick? >> reporter: well, jim, you know, if you've lived in this town for any length of time, you know how iconic a building the old post office pavilion is, sinc